RJ DEMELLO - Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Chukwudi Chijindu was unable to continue his goal scoring streak as Thor suffered another tough defeat Sunday, this time to Fram Reykjavik, in Urvalsdeild action.
Chijindu played the full 90 minutes while the other two Americans on the Thor roster, Josh Wicks and Giuseppe Funicello, failed to see the field in the capital city.
Fram took the lead 21 minutes in off of a goal from midfielder Holmbert Fridjonsson.
Scottish forward Steven Lennon made it 2-0 Fram in the 29th minute.
Early in the second half Thor was able to pull a goal back, with Mark Tubaek putting one by the Fram keeper Ogmundur Kristinsson in the 48th minute.
It only took two minutes for the home team to respond with Fridjonsson scoring his second on the day in the 50th minute.
The former Iceland U-19 player completed his hat trick in the 78th minute, putting a comeback by Chijindu and Thor out of reach.
The win for Fram gives them 11 points now from seven games, but sees them stay in seventh place, one spot above Thor. Up next for Fram is an away match against Vikingur Olafsvik, the last place team in the league.
Thor remains on six points now through seven games but manages to stay in eighth place in the Urvalsdeild. The team will face off at home Sunday against the third place team, UMF Stjarnan.